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What pleasant weather we have, it’s much cooler. It’s just perfect weather for the Batchtown Picnic this weekend Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31 at St. Barbara’s Church in Batchtown.
The traditional picnic starts at 5 p.m., after the 4 p.m. mass. People will be in line for the traditional turtle soup, beef sandwich, chicken salad sandwich, hot dogs and assortment of desserts in the basement, and fish sandwiches, corn dog, funnel cakes, soda, ice cream, snow cone, and beer on the picnic grounds.
After all that good eating, it’s time to meet friends at the picnic, and spend time at the Country Store, quilt stand, get your raffle tickets, and play the games we all enjoy, bingo, ring toss, chuck 0 luck, dime toss, and more. The music of the evening will entertain you as you enjoy the days and evenings with friends and relatives that you want to visit with.
One must save the Sunday dinner for the last item, as we know that makes the picnic special. The menu is tantalizing and delicious. Many of us have lasting memories– if it is your first dinner you will agree. The menu consists of fried chicken, roast beef, homemade, mashed potatoes, gravy, dumplings, dressing, slaw, green beans, bread, butter, and choice of pie.
We look forward to seeing you at the Batchtown Picnic.
The Meppen picnic is Aug. 6 and 7, and the Brussels Picnic is Aug. 13 and 14.
Tony and Jana Sievert attended Jana’s fifth class reunion at Straight Home Bar and Grill Sat. July 23. They had a good time reminiscing with friends.
Eldon and Christine Johnes attended Denise Brundies-Scranton’s birthday party that was held at the American Legion in Brussels Saturday, July 23. We wish you a happy birthday Denise and a great year.
Katie Bick and friends attended the Muny Opera Sat. night and saw the musical, “Sweeney Tod.” They enjoyed the show.
Happy birthday greetings to Karen Friedel, and Leslie and Ashley Johnes who all celebrated on July 29. We wish you all a wonderful year.
Carlee Sievers, Henry Barczewski, Emma Rose, and Nick Rose received first place in the 4-H Summer Show held last Wed. at the Extension Building in Hardin. Henry and Emma were also selected to show their projects at the State Fair. Good work 4-Her’s.
The family celebrated Aubrey Sievers’s birthday last weekend at the home of her parents, Paul and Anna, in St, Charles. Aubray is 3 years old. She has one brother Jack. Happy birthday Aubrey. Have a fun year.
Linda Russell enjoyed having Jeremy and Angie and girls, Zoe and Sadie up to mow the grass, and play outdoors.
Jeff and Melissa Squier had breakfast after church with their son, Jackson. Their daughter, Sophia Ann will celebrate her 3rd birthday July 18. Have a wonderful day and year, Sophia.
Ellen Klocke is recovering at Jerseyville Rehab Center. She would like to hear from you with a card or visit. Take care Ellen.
Linda Klocke celebrated her birthday at home on July 25. Happy birthday Linda. Have a great year.
Happy birthday to Cindy Klocke on July 24.
Larry Klocke was recently in the hospital for surgery on a rotator cuff injury. He is recovering now at home. Hope you feel better Larry.
Elaine Titus celebrated her birthday Sunday. July 24, at home with her son Brian and later spent the evening with her mother. They enjoyed supper together. Happy birthday Elaine and have a fun year,
Jared and Tessa Droege of Hardin had a baby boy, Anderson Gregory. He has a big sister, Eltison. His grandparents are Dave and Janet Droege, Betty Schobernd and Gregory Schobernd. Congratulations on your baby boy.
Maryann Bailey and Rosemarie Randazzo visited Bernie and Robin Hillen during the weekend.
Congratulations to Keenen and Riley Rutherfuord Craig on the birth of a baby boy, Noah James Craig. He joins Sister Avery, and Brothers Jackson and Harrison. Congratulations on your new baby Noah.
Nick Siemer is looking forward to the Batchtown Picnic. His daughter and son-in-law, Stacey and Larry Boist, will be home to take him to the picnic for dinner.
St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry is open Wed. and Thurs. every week from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The phone number is 618-576-2500.
The St. Vincent DePaul helps with rent, utilities, mortgage, GED, and help with other agencies. Call the volunteer hotline at 1-618-310-1141.
So swiftly run the sands of time
So carelessly we scatter
It’s rare and precious golden grains
On things that do not matter.
– Hellen Caurcier